Why I've Been Quiet...

If you read my blog a lot you may have noticed that I've been away for a while.

I could say it was writers block or bloggers block, but I think I just needed to step back and think about my blog a little more.

I'm on Bloglovin' pretty much every day and this is where I started to notice that a few bloggers were experiencing the same blogging blues that I was getting. I start questioning why I was writing? Were my posts looking how I wanted them to? And the answer was no.

Posting every day had left me burnt out, because balancing a full time job and a blog 5 days a week is bloody hard work. So I decided to take a break, make some notes, enjoy other blogs and think about how I want my blog to be.

So from now on, there will be less posts but more heart and effort. I want my passion for photography to shine through and my love of all things beauty to remain an enjoyable part of my past time. I'm really looking forward to taking more time on my blog and I hope all of you who read my blog will enjoy the change.

Have you experienced this feeling before?

Sharing The Love

It's been another month and I've enjoyed cooling down from July's heat by reading a few blogs that have inspired and interested me whilst sitting in the shade. 

Most of these are beauty blogs I've followed for years now as well as a few I've just got started with. I do love a good food blog, and as a vegetarian, Love & Lemons is ideal. There are loads of healthy, tasty and rather photogenic foods on there that make your tummy rumble at the mere thought of them. So if, like me, you love a good bit of food porn, then this is a blog to add to your reading list.

Thumbelina Lillie

Love & Lemons

Milk Bubble Tea

Love & Liquor

As Seen By Bea

Motivate Me Monday

I find Instagram to be such a great source of inspiration for my Motivate Me Monday. I follow loads of fitness accounts and find myself just scrolling through their images whenever I get a craving for naughty food or need something to motivate me to exercise. 

Incorporating health and fitness into what would be my usual social media time, really does help to get the message across. Here are a few of my favourite images from browsing on instagram this morning.

Friday Favourites #39

I do love a good monochrome outfit and believe that every girl should have at least one in her wardrobe. This checked shift dress from Missguided is just gorgeous and I got the inspiration to add this to my Friday Favourites from one of my favourite bloggers, Charissarae. She's really come into her own as a fashion bloggers and I could really see her rocking this in one of her posts. You should head over and check out her blog, its so beautiful. 

1. Missguided Merita Shirt Detail Checked Shift Dress
2. Chockers Suzie Wedges
3. TOPSHOP Freckle Pencil in Forever Young
4. Asos Mini Stud Satchel Bag
5. Regal Rose NYX Black Shard Semi Precious Silver Plated Necklace

Bella & Bear Hair She Goes Hair Removal Kit

Oo do I have something good to show you today!

I absolutely love trying out new products and this is something I have never even seen before. So you can bet that I was intrigued to say the least.

The Bella & Bear Hair She Goes Hair Removal Kit contains 2 premium products to preen and tidy up any facial hair that you are worrying about. 

The first item is the set of Tweezers you get, enabling you to shape and tweeze your eyebrows to perfection. I think we're all very familiar with these and a girl can never have too many pairs. 

The other is a little bit different to the usual, this little piece of kit is called the Hair She Goes. It's simply a metal spring with two handles at the end, but the results are amazing. 

Acting as a mini epilator, you hold the Hair She Goes in each hand, bend it against your chosen area and simply twist clockwise and anti-clockwise, whilst moving it up and down across your skin.

You'll feel lots of very satisfying snaps of the hairs being removed, which is kind of weird, but it's so addictive. If you love a good grooming session, this is definitely going to satisfy those needs.

You can get this kit on Amazon here

Clinique Clarifying Lotion

I'm really getting into my Clinique at the moment.

This is the 3rd product Ive ever tried of theirs and I'm thoroughly enjoying the results I get from using them. 

The Clinique Clarifying Lotion is a Stage 3 skincare product from the Oily Combination range. 

I clean my face, dab some of this lotion onto a cotton wool pad and circulate gently onto my skin. It's amazing how much make up is left on your skin even after having washed it. This Clarifying Lotion also leaves my skin feeling fresh and light too. Which is definitely what you want after sitting in a stuffy office like I do every day. It's the little things in life eh?

I would definitely recommend investing in Clinique for your skin care regime. They have some amazing formulas that have always worked for my skin, it always improves my blemishes and dry skin when I use them and I don't think I'll be trading for another brand for a while.